Research & Resources

High-quality research can inform Responsible Fatherhood program delivery and practitioners' advice to fathers. Resources from Responsible Fatherhood programs and other programs serving families and fathers can provide activities and information for engaging fathers. 

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For incarcerated fathers, prison rather than work mediates access to their families. Prison rules and staff regulate phone privileges, access to writing materials, and visits. Perhaps even more important are the ways in which the penal system shapes men’s gender performances. Incarcerated men must negotiate how they will enact violence and aggression, both in terms of the expectations placed upon inmates by the prison system and in terms of their own responses to these expectations.

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In the U.S., about 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. “After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, but this disease can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes or detected early,” says Dr. Gerald Wang, chief of urology at New York-Presbyterian Queens and assistant professor of clinical urology at Weill Cornell Medicine. “An adult male who follows dietary guidelines, schedules regular checkups, and receives recommended screenings can live a longer and healthier life.

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El objetivo de la campaña #Dadication PSA es mostrar, animar y celebrar los esfuerzos de los padres por superar los retos de la paternidad para poder estar presentes y activos en la vida de sus hijos. Vea cómo Óscar ha creado un entorno en el que él y sus hijos pueden superar los retos para aprender y crecer juntos.

Did You Know?

When both parents are involved with the child, infants are attached to both parents from the beginning of life.

In 2016, fathers reported spending an average of 8 hours a week on childcare – almost triple the time from 1965.

Children who feel close to their fathers at ages 6-9 tend to have better self-esteem and life satisfaction later in life.